How Long to Leave Dirt Before Pouring Concrete?

How long to leave dirt before pouring concrete

The most difficult part of any concrete job isn’t the mixing, pouring, or even smoothening the pour out, but the preparation. This is because all other parts of the process are relatively straightforward, but when it comes to preparation, numerous questions arise. From whether the dirt is sufficiently compacted to the adequate water levels, levelling the … Read more

Do New Construction Homes Come with Smoke Detectors?

Do New Construction Homes Come with Smoke Detectors?

There are strict penalties for not following fire safety regulations; and for good reason. These regulations outline the necessary steps that should be taken to provide an early fire warning to mitigate the risks or enable individuals to find escape routes. One of the most essential equipment necessary for keeping homes and offices safe is … Read more

Do New Construction Homes Have Closet Shelving?

A custom closet shelving system

When looking for new construction homes, realtors and builders usually consider the ‘bones and meat’ of a house. By the bones, they mean its foundation and ‘skeletal structure’, but when it comes to meat, the extras come into mind. One of the first considerations here includes kitchen appliances, vanities, and closet shelving system. Moving into a … Read more

Why Are New Construction Homes So Expensive?

Why are new construction homes so expensive?

Over the past few decades, the cost of real estate has risen considerably. This rise doesn’t just reflect the rising costs of property, but also a rise in costs of new construction homes. A house that cost $70.45 per square foot in 2000 cost $134.91 in 2020; almost doubling in the last 20 years. It has become … Read more

Different Mini Excavator Attachments to Speed Up DIY Jobs

Stone saw attachment on an excavator

Over the course of our blogs, we have mentioned how mini excavators are a versatile piece of machinery and how they can help users accomplish even the most difficult of tasks very easily. Whether you’re looking to level the ground, dig deep holes, or lift heavy objects, mini excavators have you covered. In this article, … Read more

Do You Have to Shim New Construction Windows?

DO you have to shim new construction windows?

We previously discussed the importance of installing new construction windows yourself and whether they come with sills and screens,and mentioned that you may have to shim your windows. Shims are an important part of window installation since they help installers make the necessary adjustments as and when needed. But do you really need to shim every … Read more

How Easy Is It to Use a Mini Excavator?

How to use a mini excavator

We previously discussed the different tasks you can accomplish with your mini excavator. From digging out stumps all the way to digging trenches and pools, or even leveling the ground; the possibilities are endless. They are considered to be the most versatile “toys” construction workers have. However, all these tasks can be performed impeccably only … Read more